Veterinarian demonstrates how to save your dog from choking on a ball

Veterinarian demonstrating how to save dog

On a dog doll, a veterinarian demonstrates a crucial maneuver on how to save your dog if they’re choking on a ball. It is a simple technique that will help any owner.

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Some people might not think it is essential. However, Oprah Winfrey lost her beloved Golden Retriever, Gracie, many years ago when she choked on her toy ball.

These types of accidents can happen because dogs love to play and chew with their toys. Dr. Williams shows that there is nothing to be afraid of as long as you know what to do in the situation.

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The technique is known as the external extraction technique or XXT, and it doesn’t require any tools but your hands. You will need to place the dog on his back.

When the ball is in the throat, there should be an unmistakable bulge. You must identify where the ball is and make sure the dog’s mouth is parallel to the floor.

Veterinarian demonstrating how to save dog
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Using a J-stroke pattern, you shove the ball out of the dog’s mouth. The pattern consists of pushing in a down and up motion. On the doll, the ball pops right out.

Hopefully, the maneuver doesn’t have to be used but knowing it will definitely help if the situation arises. Dogs are playful creatures who will chew on almost anything.

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Veterinarian demonstrates how to save your dog from choking on a ball